HAFIZABAD - The activists of Sunni Tehrik took out a rally to protest against target killing and terrorism in the country particularly in Karachi and called upon the government to launch an army operation against terrorists in Karachi, Quetta and Southern Punjab.

Led by ST District President Pirzada Syed Usman Haider Naqvi, Allama Muhammad Asghar Chishti, Qari Naveed Kailani, Moulana Ajmal Chishti, the activists staged a sit-in at Fawara Chowk.

The speakers said that terrorists were hiding under the umbrella of some parties and called upon the government to nab those patronising terrorists.

Following the Punjab government’s directives, police launched a crackdown on the workers of Lahskar-e-Jhangvi here and arrested two including the district president of the banned group.

They were identified as Malik Muhammad Akthar, the district president, and Ghulam Safdar.

They were detained under the Public Maintenance Order for two months.

TWO HELD: The Jalalpur Bhattian police have rounded up two “notorious drug peddlers” with 4 kg heroin.

On a tip off, SHO Khuram Cheema raided the hide-out of Akhtar Shah and Zahid and caught them red-handed while selling heroin.

The raiding party recovered Rs50,000 sale proceeds and 4 kg heroin from them and registered case against them.

INQUIRY LAUNCHED: Anti-Corruption Established In-change Rana Muhammad Ramzan started inquiry against Fazil Patwari and Falak Sher Patwari on the charge of extorting gratification of Rs32,000 and 4,40,000 from Fida Hussain and Shahbaz Ahmad, cultivators of Pindi Bhattian area.

Bikes stolen:  Two citizens were deprived of their motorcycles in separate incidents.

According to police sources, Waris Ali had parked his bike (HZK-3676) outside his house in Sharifpura which was lifted by thieves.

Another Ahmad Ali had parked his bike (HZK-1322) outside his house in Mohallah Muzaffar Khan which was also lifted away by thieves.

According to another report, Mehr Liaquat Mehmood of Hafizabad along with his family was returning from Gujrat last night on his car (LE-2083) when reached near Nakki Chatha canal bridge where five armed bandits intercepted him but Liaquat accelerated the speed.

On which the accused opened fire on the vehicle and the dacoits deprived the family of cash and gold ornaments worth thousands of rupees. However, no one was hurt.